To use your brain for thinking instead of for remembering, you’ll need to put external cues in place that will trigger your thoughts. With any situation and as things come up, always ask yourself: “How am I going to remember this?”
You probably already use some type of to do list, tickler file, calendar or task reminders in Outlook, sticky note, etc. I use all of these plus a lot of checklists. But when it’s something I need to remember that I will look pretty foolish if I forget, I use a free download, the Talking Alarm Clock from Cinnamon Software.
The Talking Alarm Clock lets your computer remind you of important deadlines. Each reminder pops up in a separate box with either a talking character or other sound. You’ll also discover these other features.
An alarm can be set to go off once, daily, weekly, monthly or annually, with very flexible scheduling. Each alarm can have multiple schedules.
You can configure an alarm to open files, run programs, send email, and open Web pages.
An icon in the Windows® system tray gives quick access to the alarm clock. The New Alarm Wizard makes adding an alarm fast and easy.
So the next time you need to remember something important, set the reminder and forget about it. Let me know the first time it saves you!
- Peggy Duncan
Are you a woman with an inspiring story of combining your business and personal life?
A casting company seeks intelligent, accomplished, beautiful women who have discovered, defined and achieved their OWN brand of success. Women who are realizing their dreams in life, against the odds.
The advertiser wants to highlight stories related to success in business and entrepreneurship. Maybe the woman has worked in a male-dominated field. Maybe they juggle education and family to pursue ambitions and goals beyond everyone’s expectations.
The stories will be featured in a print campaign in major fashion magazines and other outlets, including the web and in-store promotions. In these portrait profiles, the advertiser will showcase how a woman’s work, family, perseverance and dreams have come together to create “a transformational and multi-faceted life.” These are not “triumph over adversity” stories, but stories of lives well lived.
Take a Bow and Maybe Promote Your Business – Submit Yourself as a Candidate?
You might want to be a part of the effort to celebrate women and their accomplishments for this national advertising campaign. And who knows, maybe your business will get mentioned too.
Email photo to: email@example.com
You may include someone whom you consider an integral part of the team in the photo—must be female—mother, grown daughter, sister, friend or mentor.
Answer these questions:
1. Where do you live?
2. What is your occupation?
3. What is the biggest obstacle you’ve faced while pursuing your dream?
4. What is your proudest achievement?
5. Tell us something interesting or surprising about yourself.
6. Clothing sizes: height, dress, bust, waist, hip, shoe
7. Age (must be 25-27)
8. Contact info (email/phone)
Submissions will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes of casting this project. Deadline for submissions: Thursday, September 25